While playing Santa to kids in need, First Lady Michelle Obama says she turned to Santa herself for a little special help this holiday season. She and the girls, Malia and Sasha, were nervous that the President wouldn’t make it to Hawaii in time for Christmas.

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This past weekend, Mrs. Obama spent her time answering calls for Santa at the North American Air Defense Command. She told a lucky caller, “We were all praying and praying, and asking Santa, and the Tooth Fairy, and every fairy they could think of.” The First Family was praying that President Obama “would be able to be with us,” she said.

Despite all of the chaos and mayhem going on in Washington, President Obama arrived in the Saint nick of time. He made it to Hawaii Friday night — essentially a week late, according to EURweb.

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It’s clear that no matter the time of year or holiday the First Family is committed to spreading joy and and helping others. On Christmas Day they visited military families at a Marine Cops Base in Kaneohe, Hawaii.